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Issue 4

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A new issue is out! Thank you to our loyal readers and the constant feedback. Welcome new readers, the last 3 issues are archived, so please feel free to read up on some of the features we’ve had. I would like to welcome a new member of the team, Regomoditswe Kobe. She has become such an important part of our growth and a true Nich baby. We have been working hard growing the brand, and look forward to sharing some exciting new developments at Nich LuxuryAfrica. Enjoy this issue and please keep in touch with us on info@nichluxe.com or via social media on Facebook: Nich LuxuryAfrica or Twitter: @Nich_LuxeAfrica. Wishing you a growing love for Africa and a life filled with Beauty and Luxury. Love and Light, Annicia Kelebogile Manyaapelo Founding...

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Trend | South African Menswear

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Menswear Design in South Africa is having a Fashion moment, driven by the growth and high demand in this sector. While the inaugural SA Menwear Week provided a new platform and added to the ever busy Fashion calendar, two major showcases had us sit and take note. 1. The launch of Chulaap at South African Menswear Week 2. Thula Sindi’s range of Menwear presented at Design Indaba CHULAAP by Chu Sawannapha Chulaap, meaning luck and success is the new menswear label launched at SA Menswear Week. The inaugural showcase took place in Cape Town, February 2015 and he biggest, most beautiful surprise was the incredible Chulaap range by Chu Suwannapha. Known as the “Prince of Prints”, Chu definitely did not disappoint with a modern take of fresh prints that has set the Fashion world on fire. We look forward to more exciting pieces from Chu....

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Interview | Multi disciplinary Artist Atang Tshikare

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It’s hard to pin down artist Atang Tshikare, he is quite literally a Creative genius who cannot be easily classified. Born and raised in Bloemfontein from an artistic family that allowed him the space to be as curious as possible and to use that curiosity to create things that mattered to him. Atang did not take the traditional route and has been using different outlets for his artistic abilities which started with him painting his shoes to make them different. He then took to Graffiti and then developed into working with objects. He recently traveled to Austria to work with fellow Artists and Designers in collaborative projects. Atang also took part in iMbadu collective, which is a collaborative exhibition of local Artists to take Art and Design into township communities. How would you describe your work: Architectural design, is the...

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Interview | African Luxury Interiors by Eva Sonaike

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Eva Sonaike has created a coveted brand in high end home interiors using Africa as her muse. She previously worked as Fashion Editor at ELLE UK and as a Fashion journalist her love for materials far outweighed her love for fashion. But is wasn’t until she was bored at home on maternity leave, 7 years ago that she started playing around with décor. She decided to pay homage to her Nigerian roots by using Ankara to decorate her son’s room and give it an Afrocentric look and feel. Her own work impressed her so much that she decided to create her own range. Eva sourced Interiors agents to sell her work and soon enough she was stoked by the likes of Sotherby’s and Liberties. After a while she realised that her designed could be easily duplicated, Eva ventured into the textile...

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Profile | Bush Princess – Leather goods handmade in Kenya

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  Bush princess pride themselves with their African inspired products. The brand was created by the designer and founder, Charlotte Lefebvre’s. Her inspiration stems not only from European styles, but also from the many peoples, crafts and traditions of rural Kenya. Bush Princess combines traditional African tribal craftwork with urban living. They believe that each piece has a character and purpose as unique as the person to whom it belongs. Bush Princess not only offer luxury products, but they also strive to support the local community by hiring a fantastic team of staff, based at their very own Bush Princess workshop in Nairobi. They also offer financial assistance to send the children to better schools. Charlotte was always involved in the fashion world. She started her career by modelling in Paris. She then moved back to Sweden to start...

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